maezm: sharing watch
maezm: sharing watch maezm: sharing watch
oct 18, 2009

maezm: sharing watch

sharing watch, 2009

a normal watch is worn so that it is convenient for the wearer to tell time – with numbers readable when the arm is folded toward the trunk of the body. however, through a slight change of turning the display board 90 degrees, the intrinsic meaning of the watch changes – for example when you are showing someone what time it is. sharing watch by korean design studio maezm displays the time in such a way that it is read in the same way to you as it can be read by others. the simple act of turning the numeric face 90 degrees reconsiders the ritual behavior of sharing time on a different level.

the watch makes it easy to share time with others just by turning the face 90 degrees

detail 39mm x 240mm x 9mm

concept image – turning display board 90 degrees

chair from re-love collection, 2009 image © designboom

as part of their exhibition at london designersblock 09, maezm showcased their re-love collection in which they have taken old furniture which they have used and hold memories for them, proposing new methods in which to enjoy these pieces again. . an old chair is updated with a knit-foam covering, ready for enjoyment once again image © designboom

re-love lighting, 2009 image © designboom

detail image © designboom

maezm will be participating in the designboom mart tokyo 2009.

  • Very Thoughtful

    Penghao says:
  • i want it.
    where can i get it?

    hila says:
  • what is that something white ?

    Is that roof?

    seul says:
  • hila: knit-foam covering

    rabenic says:
  • Sure the watch idea has been done before?
    Like the chair though.

    Ralph says:
  • watch no idea is from omega 1920.

    xxx says:
  • Damn I love these guys, their silicon table-dish cover and sofa dress too.
    Shame they have such a small presence on the net.
    Such a nice thought process.

    Barton Smith / TOL says:
  • One of Tibor Kalman’s watches (M&Co) has the same idea. And that was quite a long time ago. Though, I don’t think it was rotatable.

    Flum says:

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